Posted by: popcouver | January 12, 2011

David Fincher: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

David Fincher, director of the American version of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, snagged the relatively unknown actress Rooney Mara as his Lisbeth Salander.

Fincher first met Mara while filming The Social Network, in which she played Mark Zuckerberg’s love interest, Erica. After The Social Network wrapped, Rooney put her heart and soul into winning the highly coveted role of Lisbeth. Eventually, she was signed and immediately moved to Stockholm to begin training in kickboxing, learning to ride a motorcycle, and got 12 piercings in one day (4 in each ear, lip, nose, eyebrow, and nipple). Talk about commitment.

Now, Mara is on the cover of W Magazine, and David Fincher is interviewed.

Click here for the interview.  What do you think of Mara’s look? Do you think she can pull off Salander as well as Noomi Rapace in the Swedish version?



  1. I think it’s silly that they’re even trying to make an American version! If anyone has ever seen the Swedish version they know that it’s a truly nitty gritty movie that is extremely abrasive to conservative morals. This is a perfect example of Hollywood trying to take away the essence of a book by making it more “digestible”. Case in point the actress chosen is already being sexualized in a manner that is not even related to the novel. Everyone who actually likes Stieg Larsson’s writing should check out the Swedish version because I have a feeling this is going to a watered down version of Larsson’s dark novel.

    • We totally agree Arin! I, PK, have read the Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and think your right. Lisbeth would never be so sexualized. BUT I do think she looks believable and will give the America version a try.

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